Busch Funeral and Crematory Services is proud to recognize the hard work of individuals in our community that have taken on the responsibility of being a caregiver.
The Staff Caregiver of the Year Award was presented to Maudie Murray, a nurse manager at Heroes Hospice at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in Cleveland. Her nominator, Jill Dunmire Siddiq, says Maudie, “Attends to our veterans’ physical needs, as well as their emotional and spiritual concerns.” She also praises Maudie for her accomplishments throughout her career saying, “She’s a resource to many of her colleagues and an advocate for her residents.” Maudie provides education on matters of hospice and palliative care. (Congratulations, Maudie!)
The Volunteer Caregiver of the Year Award was presented to Cathy Mutnick and her therapy dog, Chelsea. Cathy and Chelsea visit residents weekly at Hospice of the Western Reserve, David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. Her nominator, Nancy Guder says Cathy and Chelsea “exemplify hope and comfort to hospice patients, families and staff during weekly visits.” She also notes that Cathy’s unwavering compassion, sensitivity and insight is a joy to observe, as she and Chelsea connect with patients. (Congratulations, Cathy and Chelsea!)
If you wish to nominate someone for the next Busch Recognition Award, are encouraged to submit your nomination by completing the nomination form. All nominations are carefully read and considered each month during the year-long program.
Nominees may be a hospice professional, physician, nurse, chaplain, social worker, CNA, healthcare administrative professional, volunteer, or anyone seen as a caregiver in Northeast Ohio.
Please note: Beginning in January 2018, Busch will be selecting one recipient monthly for the Caregiver Award. There’s no longer a staff or volunteer designation.
Now is the perfect time to thank the members of our communities and families who are unsung heroes and beacons of comfort for those they serve.